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“Talk of the Town”: “The Venture Bros.” Creators, Summer Movies, “Barbenheimer”, and More

Our panel of guests share their thoughts on current headlines in the Summer movie season.


From left, Gabrielle Roitman, Kayla Seffing, Maddy Hiller and Casey Myer take a selfie in front of an “Oppenheimer” movie poster before they attended an advance screening of “Barbie,” Thursday, July 20, 2023, at AMC The Grove 14 theaters in Los Angeles.


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First, Brenda Valdivia talks with Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, the co-creators of the long-running Adult Swim animated comedy series The Venture Bros. The pair reflect on their hit series and discuss their new film The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart which is the conclusion of the series. Please note, this interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart is available now on digital and will be available on Blu-ray on July 25, 2023.

Then, we shift to "Talk of the Town" for a special Summer entertainment edition of our weekly series. Today's panel consists of film journalist & critic Regina Scruggs, President of Houston Film Critics Society Travis Leamons, and President & CEO of Nexus Entertainment Greg Carter.

The panel shares their thoughts on 2023 Summer movie releases, how a movie is considered a box-office flop in today's film industry, what effects has streaming had on the moviegoing experience, the phenomenon of "Barbenheimer" referring to the highly anticipated simultaneous release of the films Barbie and Oppenheimer, and more.



Doc Hammer

  • Co-Creator, The Venture Bros.
  • Voice Actor for Hank Venture, The Monarch, Dr. Henry Killinger, and many more

Jackson Publick

  • Co-Creator, The Venture Bros.
  • Voice Actor for Henchman 21, Billy Quizboy, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, and many more

Regina Scruggs

Travis Leamons

Greg Carter

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